Our Team

Australia’s Leading Team of Business Brokers in NSW

Anthony Papas - Licensed Business Broker

Anthony Papas

Founder & Director – Licensee in charge of Business

With a background in senior sales and business management, I have been in the Australian business broking industry since 2006. In that time I have helped change the future of many businesses and the lives of many people.
I spent many years in retail and hospitality before founding ABBA Group, but now manage business transactions across all industry sectors.
Today, I am proud to be creating wealth for more clients with the inspiring ABBA Group team beside me.

Phone: 1300 064 944

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Licensed Buyers Agent
Licensed Business Valuer
Diploma of Financial Planning
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Bruce Irvine

Executive Partner & Head of Business Sales Team – Licensed Agent

I began my working life in accounting, qualifying as both a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Management accountant in South Africa in the 1990’s. I then spent some time working in an industrial finance bank before moving away from accounting into a marketing and business development role in a large stevedoring company. I immigrated to Australia in 2006 and acquired an Australian manufactured brand of vitamin supplements which I on sold several years later. I have worked as a business consultant and business broker since 2013.

Phone: 1300 064 944

Mobile: 0420 316 168

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Bachelor of Commerce
Advance Diploma in Accountancy

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John Emmery

Licensed Agent

My background is in Senior Marketing and Sales on four continents with the Colgate-Palmolive Company, finally as Marketing Director in Germany.

Two decades of owning and managing seven retail businesses followed.

In the past three years, I have helped develop the Off-Market Division at the ABBA Group. Most of our focus has been in the Property space, handling existing and development projects in commercial and residential sectors.

Phone: 1300 064 944

Mobile: 0423 529 041

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Ingrid Postema

Business Advisor, Corporate Team – Licensed Agent

With 27 years’ experience in various roles from executive management, to NFP Board Director and independent consultant – I have experience across a wide range of organisation types and industries including new technologies, farming/aquaculture, health, biotech, high tech manufacturing and property.  During this time, I have been involved with business and property acquisitions, property development, due diligence, negotiating debt and equity funding, growth strategies and exit planning to maximize value.

I look forward to assisting investors and business owners with their investment and business strategies for growth or new horizons with Abba Group.

Phone: 1300 064 944

Mobile: 0418 464 906

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Eva Papas - Marketing Manager - ABBA Group

Eva Papas

Marketing Manager

With international marketing and communications experience at a global data and consultancy agency, I bring with me extensive knowledge of effective cross-cultural communication strategies.

Phone: 1300 064 944

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Bachelor of Media and Communications
Diploma In Management

Eddie Spurr - Licensed Business Broker - ABBA Group

Eddie Spurr

Licensee Partner & Business Advisor – Licensed Agent

Following my initial accounting career with Ernst and Young Sydney, I have provided strategic, commercial and financial services to high profile corporations within the Pharmaceutical, ERP Software, Consumer Goods, Retail, Hospitality and Food Service industries.

Throughout my career spanning 27 years, I have particularly enjoyed collaborating with Operations, Business Development, Sales and Executive teams to secure new business opportunities and facilitate organic growth.

I have attained a deep appreciation of the hard work required by business owners, therefore it is my intention to represent their best interests and achieve great outcomes for them.

Working with ABBA group, I am very confident we will achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Phone: 1300 064 944

Mobile: 0417 251 015

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Jun Chung - Licensed Business Broker

Jun Chung

Licensee Partner & Business Advisor – Licensed Agent

As a member of the ABBA Group team as well as a current business owner and director in the hospitality industry, I understand and assist clients needs.

I have 20 years’ experience in the airline industry where I developed communication and client relationship skills, as well as the full knowledge in food and beverage industry. Within this time I have travelled to various countries and have seen and experienced different types of business markets around the world.

My goal with ABBA Group is to assist business owners and investors to achieve their goal by representing their best interests every step of the way.

Phone: 1300 064 944

Mobile: 0420 887 882

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Tony Crowe

Business Advisor – Licensed Agent

I started a Real Estate career in the early 1980’s selling residential Real Estate in and around Canberra for a few years then managed a small team of 8 agents selling Rural Real Estate with a 300 kilometre radius of Bungendore NSW and taking in the South Coast of NSW.

I relocated to Port Macquarie on the Mid North Coast where began selling finance and specialising in Mezzanine Finance. I set, owned and run a successful Business Brokerage with a small team of agents concentrating solely on Business Sales. During my time on the Mid- North Coast we sold a wide cross section of businesses including Hotels, Motels, Caravan Parks, Management Rights, Child Care centres, turf farms, fish farms, Franchise and non-franchised Privately run businesses.

Phone: 1300 064 944

Mobile: 0414 826 536

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Geoff Harrison

Senior Advisor, Strategy and Business Development – Licensed Agent

I look forward to leading the latest stage in the expansion of the ABBA Group, by introducing Queensland investors and business owners to the attributes of the highly successful ABBA Group Team.

I commenced my working life as a Telecommunication Technician and successfully built the largest telecommunications sales and service business in Central and Northern NSW.

I used the valuable experience I gained in sales, service and senior management to excel in other industry sectors including Retail, Wholesale, Hospitality, Software Development and 11 years in Real Estate.

I have 20 years’ experience in Franchising, including 11 years as the Franchisor responsible for expansion and support of entities in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam.
My last few years have been spent as a successful Business Broker, dedicated to helping investors and business owners achieve their business and financial objectives.

Providing my clients with the best possible service, has always been the foremost ingredient to my continued success, along with the unique ability of being able to adapt and understand my client’s needs and business irrespective of their industry.

As a member of the ABBA Group Team, my goal is to build a dynamic like-minded team, who will always give the best service possible and succeed in ensuring ABBA Group continue to be top of mind for investor and business owners.

Phone: 1300 064 944

Mobile: 0408 582 000

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Qualifications: Licensed Business Broker
Licensed Real Estate Agent
Licensed Property Auctioneer
ASIC – Financial Services RG146
Telecommunications Technician

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Manny Medel

Business Advisor – Licensed Agent

My background is Mechanical Engineering and enjoyed my career for many years until I decided to join the property industry and became passionate about it. I have helped a lot of average mums and dads as well as young couples and individuals in wealth creation through property investing. Then as my passion grew as I watched investors creating wealth and living their dreams, I pursued further my career and took a Diploma in Property and joined the real estate industry and led me to take the franchise of Ozway Realty after working with few different real estate agencies. Through my career in this industry until this time, I have learned so much and continue to learn for the benefit of my clients. I am involved not just in listing and selling real estate but also with off-the-plan projects, house and land packages and townhouses nationwide as well international properties like UK, USA and Philippines, as well as raw and DA approved development sites. I am also actively involved in few different network marketing businesses and created passive income. My goal as I started to get involved with business broking with ABBA Group is to help business owners achieve their goals as well as business buyers/investors through smooth, innovative and professional ways of transactions.

Phone: 1300 064 944

Mobile: 0422 833 499

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Kenneth Ju

Business Advisor – Licensed Agent

Before I joined ABBA Group, I had worked as a finance director in both Korea and Australia, in charge of a variety of venture investments and divestments, M&A deals and portfolio management for over 20 years in various firms, such as private equity funds, venture capital companies and an Australian space launch venture. More recently, as a sea-change business, I ran my own business in the hospitality industry for the past 12 years. Additional to my expertise in managing large corporations, this hospitality experience equipped me with a wealth of knowledge and experience necessary for a successful operation of small to medium businesses.

Sometimes business transactions may involve a frustrating and complex process, where the capacity to identify and evaluate the potential opportunities and risks is crucial. Having been in the professional management role, entrepreneur, business owner and a client myself, I could fully understand my clients’ needs and proactively seek out the best options that suit their interests with ABBA team.

Phone: 1300 064 944

Mobile: 0410 536 321

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Saurab Phanse

Business Advisor – Licensed Agent

My experience ranges from Executive Management, Board Director and Independent Consultant – having worked with various organisation types like Professional Services, Retail, Wholesale, IT, Trades, Franchise and Finance. I have successfully started and sold 3 businesses in the last 15 years and my passion is to develop strategies to increase business value and increase people value.

I have been working with various organisations to build staff capabilities, develop growth strategies and provide exit planning consulting. Having been a business owner and successfully exited my businesses, I have gained a deep appreciation of the hard work, sweat and years spent building the business. It is my intention to keep the business owner/s best interests at the forefront and achieve great outcomes for them.

Working with ABBA group, I am very confident we will achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Phone: 1300 064 944

Mobile: 0404 352 555

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Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
Bachelor of Business
Advance Diploma of Program Management
Justice of the Peace NSW

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Sumeet Khetwani

Business Advisor – Licensed Agent

I have a wealth of experience in the business world, having acquired and successfully turned around a struggling distribution and installation business that was on the verge of collapse. This experience gave me invaluable insights into what makes a business successful, what buyers look for in a business, and how to present a business in the best possible light.

With a background in Financial Management and a proven track record of success, I understand the intricacies of buying and selling a business. I also specialise in consulting with businesses on how to make their businesses exit-ready, so they can achieve their true worth in a sale. I also provide expert guidance to buyers on how to stack the odds in their favor and make a successful acquisition.

Whether you are looking to sell your business or acquire a new one, I am here to help you achieve your goals.

Phone: 1300 064 944

Mobile: 0405 043 196

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Nisara Raksayot

Business Advisor – Assistant Agent

Having over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry in Australia as a manager and also as a partner, I have developed communication and relationship skills. My strength is my understanding of buyers and sellers in the Food and Beverage industry.

I also have an active connection with the Thai community where I can assist in the connection between Thai and Australian businesses.

Phone: 1300 064 944

Mobile: 0449 066 291

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Colin Drew

Business Advisor

I began my working life in South Africa where I qualified as both a Chartered Accountant and a Lawyer, specialising in M&A law. Later I moved into M&A advisory, where I worked for a number of M&A boutiques and South African domestic banks before ending up at Barclays where I headed up Consumer & Industrials, in Investment Banking, for the Africa region.

In Australia I worked for Deloitte, in Turnaround & Restructuring and in Corporate Finance Advisory. I also do buyside work in Australia for The Bidvest Group, which is based in in South Africa.

Phone: 1300 064 944

Mobile: 0478 676 378

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Bachelor of Commerce
Master of Laws
Post Graduate Diploma in Accountancy
Post Graduate Certificate in Insolvency

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Rob Camer

Business Advisor – Licensed Agent

Prior to joining the Abba Group, I was emersed in the hospitality industry for many years, having operated venues in the Hotel and Motel sectors. My hospitality and business background afforded me the opportunity to gain valuable skills, including business operations, relationship building, effective communication and a flare for customer service. These skills greatly assisted and enabled me to transition into the role of Business Broking.

I aim to assist business owners in their ventures and represent their business in a professional manner whilst achieving quality outcomes and results.

Phone: 1300 064 944

Mobile: 0422 644 029

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Theo Afkoudias

Business Advisor – Licensed Agent

With over two decades of experience, Theo boasts a diverse and extensive commercial background. Throughout his career, he has owned and managed a multitude of consultancies, specialising in areas such as business planning, strategy formulation, funding procurement, expansion initiatives, and divestment strategies.

His expertise crosses all industries, having engaged with organisations of all scales across diverse markets. Theo is well respected within the Australian business community and has been featured in numerous media publications throughout his career.

Phone: 1300 064 944

Mobile: 0412 800 440

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Bachelor of Economics (Accounting)
MBA (Marketing)
Licensed Business Agent